25 years .DE domains: dd24 joins the celebration

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Tomorrow, the domain extension .DE will celebrate its 25th birthday. On November 5, 1986, .DE was the 10th country code top-level domain to be added to the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) database. Since then, more than 14.6 million .DE domains have been registered. The domain portal domaindiscount24.com celebrates with .DE: for 25 days dd24 customers pay 25 % less than the regular dd24 price for one year registrations of .DE domains.

St. Ingbert, 11-11-04. About 100,000 times per second a .DE internet address is accessed worldwide. More than 14.6 million .DE Internet addresses are currently registered and about 3,000 new ones are added every day. dd24 celebrates the anniversary and the success story of the .DE extension with a special anniversary price for. DE domains. The special price of 5.25 EUR incl. VAT is only valid for the first year of registration, with the second and subsequent years the regular price applies according to the current dd24 price list. The jubilee offer is effective from November 3 until November 27, 2011 and applies to new 1-year registrations but not to domain renewals or transfers.

With more than 14.6 million registrations .DE currently has the most registrations in comparison with other country-specific top-level domains, followed by Great Britain (.UK) with around 9.7 million registered domains and the Netherlands (.NL) with 4.7 million registered domains. 25 years after the introduction of .DE, an average of 178 domains account for 1.000 German citizens. Thus, from a mathematical point of view every sixth German has his own website under .DE. Furthermore, nearly 80 percent of all .DE domain holders are private persons.

About dd24
domaindiscount24 (dd24) is an user-friendly retail customer portal for domain registration and management. It combines extensive service with favorable prices. dd24 users may configure and manage domains at any time via their personal web interface which is available in six languages – German, English, Spanish, Dutch, Polish and Turkish. Thanks to a range of more than 280 international extensions, customers around the world are able to find the right domain name(s) for their purpose. The registration and management of internet addresses and the use of extra services are carried out directly, in real time. Therefore, users have total control over their domain portfolio at any time. Among the dd24 extra services are web space, mail space, virtual servers, SSL certificates, etc. dd24 offers end customers and companies domains and additional internet services from one single source.

Key-Systems is an international IT company that currently manages more than 3 million domains for more than 70,000 retail/corporate customers and 1,800 resellers worldwide. The company with more than 60 employees is the second largest registrar for generic domains such as .COM or .NET in Europe and one of the 15 largest worldwide, in relation to the number of managed gTLD domain names (source: webhosting.info). Key-Systems‘ headquarters are located in St. Ingbert/Germany. Furthermore, the company runs two subsidiaries in the USA and Mexico. Key-Systems“ business areas include the retail customer portal domaindiscount24.com and the reseller portal RRPproxy.net. Furthermore, the company runs the TIER III SkyWay DataCenter, the corporate domain portal BrandShelter.com, a service for registry operation (KSregistry) and the domainer software DNWorker.

Key-Systems USA, Inc.
Bonnie Wittenburg
604 S. King Street
20175 Leesburg, Virginia
+1 703 574 3831


Key-Systems GmbH
Dorothea Marx
Im Oberen Werk 1
66386 St. Ingbert
+49 6894 93 96 902